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[Insights Secure – 2017] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 25 August 2017

[Insights Secure – 2017] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 25 August 2017

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General Studies – 1;


 

 

Topic:  Modern Indian history from about the middle of the eighteenth century until the present- significant events, personalities, issues 

1) Why did Balgangadhar Tilak give unprecedented public face to Ganesh festival which was hitherto celebrated privately in Indian homes? Also comment on ecological implications of Ganesh festival. (200 Words)

Reference


General Studies – 2


 

 

Topic:  Indian Constitution- historical underpinnings, evolution, features, amendments, significant provisions and basic structure. 

2) What impact will the recent nine bench verdict by the Supreme Court on right to private issue have on the Aadhaar case, which provided the context for this important moment in Indian constitutional history? Examine. (200 Words)

The Indian Express

 

 

Topic:  Indian Constitution- historical underpinnings, evolution, features, amendments, significant provisions and basic structure.

3) “The right to privacy is not just a common law right, not just a legal right, not just a fundamental right under the Constitution. It is a natural right inherent in every individual.” In the light of recent Supreme Court judgement on right to privacy, critically comment. (200 Words)

The Indian Express

 

Topic: Mechanisms, laws, institutions and Bodies constituted for the protection and betterment of these vulnerable sections.

4) Discuss how the recent historic judgement by the Supreme Court on right to privacy making it a fundamental right is a culmination of series of judgements since independence. (200 Words)

The Indian Express

 

Topic:  Indian Constitution- historical underpinnings, evolution, features, amendments, significant provisions and basic structure

5) Differentiate between natural right, legal right and fundamental right. Discuss the implications of recent nine bench judgement on right to privacy to sexual autonomy and Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) . (200 Words)

The Indian Express

The Hindu

 


General Studies – 3


 

Topic: Basics of cyber security

6) What do you understand by Data mining? Discuss the implications of making right to privacy fundamental right on data mining. (200 Words)

The Indian Express

 

Topic: Science and Technology- developments and their applications and effects in everyday life

7) Examine how science and technology (S&T) will affect geopolitics. (200 Words)

Livemint

 


General Studies – 4


70 Days ETHICS PLAN

 

Topic:  Ethics and Human Interface: Essence, determinants and consequences of Ethics in human actions; dimensions of ethics; ethics in private and public relationships

 

8) Examine the ethical dimensions highlighted in the historic judgement on right to privacy by the Supreme Court in its recent nine bench verdict. (150 Words)

The Hindu

 

TopicContributions of moral thinkers and philosophers from India and world.

9) Delineate ethics of Dr Radhakrishnan. (150 Words)

Reference

Note: Day after tomorrow there will be questions on the topic Contributions of moral thinkers and philosophers from India and world.

Topic: Indian thinkers and philosophers – Swami Vivekananda